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Otani-yaki Pottery Fair

Otani Pottery can be purchased at reduced prices in this popular event.

Pottery fair, event

In 2003, Otani-yaki pottery in Naruto City was designated as a national traditional craft. It is said that a potter from Oita Prefecture visited Otani Village around 1780, and started pottery using red clay from Kanigaya.

On the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of November every year, Otani-yaki Tsubo Matsuri (pottery fair) is held. In this fair of more than 200-year history, there are exhibitions and display sales where Otani Pottery’s dishes, bowls and other products are available at reduced prices.

To this day, Otani District has an area called Otani-yaki no Sato with several potteries still working. Some of them let you create your own. Try visiting the potteries.

Highlights

  • More than 200-year-old fair held on 2nd Saturday and Sunday of November every year.
  • Dishes, bowls and other products are sold at reduced prices in the popular fair.
  • Otani-yaki art exhibitions are also held.
  • Visiting the potteries dotting Otani-yaki no Sato is intriguing.

Photos

  • Big and small Otani potteries in the fair,
*Photo taken at Torinin Temple

    Big and small Otani potteries in the fair, *Photo taken at Torinin Temple

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Details

Name in Japanese
大谷焼窯まつり
Postal Code
779-0302
Address
Torinin Temple 59 Yamada, Oasachootani, Naruto City, Tokushima
Telephone
088-689-0204 (Otani-yaki Pottery Association)
Dates
2nd Saturday and Sunday of November every year
Directions
To Torinin Temple
1) From Kobe Awaji Naruto Expressway, Naruto Interchange, drive 11 min. Big and small
2) From JR Awa-Otani Station, walk 8 min.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)